Year 1—Unit 8
Home of the Brave

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Heart & Soul Time

Unit Hymn:

  • Hymn: "Onward Christian Soldiers" 

Unit Folk Songs:

  • "Story of the Raindrops" (:43)
  • "The Gnome" (:13)

Heart & Mind Time

Day 1

  • Video: "Women's Suffrage" (4:23)
  • Video: "The 19th Amendment" (4.48) (Note: This video mentions some of the suffragettes being clubbed and beaten.)

Day 2

  • Video: "Who is Booker T Washington?" (5:32)
  • Video: "Booker T Washington" (3:02)

Day 3

  • Video: "Nicola Tesla" (7:08)
  • Video: "Inventions: The Tesla Coil" (2:37)

Day 4

  • Video: "Photos of World War I" ()

Day 5

  • Video: "What life was like for World War I Soldiers in the trenches" (4:16)
  • Audio: "The Story of Edith Cavell" (10:01)

Day 6

  • Audio: "The Story of Frank Luke Jr." (7:39) 

Day 7

  • Video: "Art of World War I" ()

Day 8

  • Video: “The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart”  (6:20)
  • Video: "Chapter 1 Amelia Earhart" (8:39) - For families with older children.  

Day 9

  • Audio: “The Great Depression” (5:24)

Day 10

  • Video: "The Dust Bowl" (1:31)
  • Video: "What Caused the Dust Bowl?" (4:43)
  • Video: "History Brief: Okies During the Great Depression" (4:57)

Day 11
Videos for families of younger and older children:

  • Video: "The Causes of World War 2" (3:54)
  • Video: "Pearl Harbor- BrainPOP UK" (6:51)

Videos for families with only older children (12+ years old):

  • Video: "How Did Hitler Rise to Power?" (5:36)
  • Video: "Beyond the Story: American Women During World War II" (4:38)
  • Video:" The Reason Japan Attacked Pearl Harbor" (13:51)

Day 12

  • Video: “Spiritual Vertigo” (6:18)
  • Video: "Edvard H. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1" (14:33)
  • Video: "Meet Dr. Charles Drew, pioneer in blood banking" (3:10)

Day 13

  • Audio: “Samuel G. Fuqua" (7:19)
  • Video: "Ugly History: Japanese American Incarceration Camps” (5:45)
  • Video: "American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal" (6:31)

Day 14

  • Video: "Enemy Territory" (3:38)
  • Audio: "Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore" (4:51)

Day 15

  • Video: "Honoring the Female Pilots of WWII" (5:38)
  • Video: "World War II in Four MInutes" (4:39)

Day 16

  • Video: “That We Might Be One: The Story of the Dutch Potato Project” (11:57)

Day 1

  • None

Day 2

  • None

Day 3

  • None

Day 4

  • Biography of the Wright Brothers for Children: Orville and Wilbur Wright for Kids --FreeSchool (7:27)
  • Optional Bonus Video: "The Brilliant Engineering of First FLIGHT!" (8:36) - This Video is a great fit for older children interested in science and engineering.

Day 5

  • None

Day 6

  • None

Day 7

  • None

Day 8

  • None

Day 9

  • None

Day 10

  • Storytelling Video: "The Knights of the Silver Shields" (16:09)

Day 11

  • None

Day 12

  • None

Day 13

  • Video: "The Best of Long Necks" I Dino Dana (17:50)

Day 14

  • None

Day 15

  • None

Day 16

  • None